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by Ian Patterson
Paul Dunlea's 4 Corners Maggie's Farm Dromara, N. Ireland January 27, 2020 When you consider that some Belfast venues might struggle to get forty punters for a Monday night jazz gig, it is no mean feat that as many have turned out, in the middle of the Irish countryside no less, for Paul Dunlea's 4 Corners. It's a stellar line-up, with the Cork leader joined by some of the UK's finest in bassist Michael ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
Bipolar disorder is, at its core, about extreme changes in personality and mood. When somebody is diagnosed with said ailment, it's a serious problem, but it can be a positive attribute when an album carries this affliction. Trombonist Paul Dunlea's two polar opposites deal with grooving funk versus staid scenarios, but nobody need worry about these severe mood swings; they're all part of the plan for bi-polAr. Dunlea is but one musician in a growing crew that's ...read more
by Bruce Lindsay
Ireland's jazz scene may not yet count for much on the international stage, but it's producing players and writers of undoubted talent. On the evidence of bi-polAr, trombonist Paul Dunlea can be added to that growing roster, especially for lovers of the funkier end of the jazz spectrum.Based in Cork, Dunlea formed the Paul Dunlea Group in 2011. bi-polAr is Dunlea's debut album as leader, but he's by no means a newcomer, having worked as a musician or ...read more